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Daniel McCarthy is director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies and editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review and a contributing editor at The Spectator.
The Democrats need a VP nominee who represents the future. They don’t seem to have one
By Daniel McCarthy
This preening egotist is the anti-Ron Paul
The divide between the professional and servant classes has never been more stark
The Ivy League graduates who constitute America’s foreign policy elite think just like Robespierre
The pandemic will recede, and so will the panic it has touched off — though bad policy precedents will stick around
Once again, the establishment Democrat is edging out Bernie Sanders
A vote for her is the clearest possible vote against the war party
Blocking Sanders with Biden is tantamount to writing off the Democratic party’s own youth activist wing
The revolution is complete. The old revolutionaries are now the establishment
The Democratic establishment’s problem with Bernie Sanders is really a problem with democracy
The future isn’t young Andrew. It was never old Joe
If Biden was spared bad news last night, it was only to suffer another day
Their arguments about why the Senate needed to call witnesses were contradictory
Far from damning Trump, his intervention suggests the president was acting in a reasonable manner
The emotional anti-war right is susceptible to its own wishful thinking about the irenic intentions of Iran
The strange death of the Democrats
Nevertheless, he persisted
Is Sohrab Ahmari a Satanic ogre?
Last chance to end the tech tyranny
The death of the Republican right has been greatly exaggerated
America’s Yeltsin moment
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